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First Friday Fiesta April 2019

In the DMCStudio at MACLA:

Youth and Culture Exhibit and Open Mic, 5:30-7pm
Hosted by Anouk Yeh, Emma Rheams, & Bryan Gutierrez-Arroyo
Live Youth Poets, Musicians, and a photo exhibition produced by the DMC Studio Youth.

In the Gallery:
21st Latino Art Now! Exhibition, 7-10pm
Apr 5 - May 18, 2019
Auction: Sat, May 18, 2019
The auction is Silicon Valley’s premier showcase for established and emerging Latino artists, featuring 30-40 original works of art which are available to the public. Now in its 21st year, the Latino Art Now! Auction & Exhibition consistently attracts more than 200 novice and seasoned art collectors and enthusiasts for an evening of food, spirits, and friendly competitive bidding. With work ranging from sculpture and paintings to mixed media, the auctioned work provokes thought and conversation to celebrate the diversity of Latino arts and culture.

In the Castellano Playhouse Theater:
Taller Bombalele - Bomba Workshops and Ensemble, 8-10pm
Taller Bombalele was founded by Julia Cepeda (granddaughter of Puerto Rican Bomba Patriarch Don Rafael Cepeda Atiles) and Denise Solis (founder/director of Las Bomberas de la Bahia). The Taller Bombalele community in the diaspora is committed to the Bomba values and practice that were handed down by the Cepeda family in the San Mateo de Cangrejo/Santurce region of Puerto Rico. Our work in the community promotes the Bomba tradition that grew out of the Taino-African alliance in resistance to colonization and slavery in Puerto Rico. The Taller Bombalele community welcomes different cultural experiences, gender identities and expressions, values, and inter-generational participation. We strive to continually learn, grow, and support each other in our learning by lifting up our music and dance tradition as a community that practices a collectivist model of community led by women of color and the rich perspective they bring to leadership roles.

All performances are free; no reservations or tickets required.

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Earlier Event: March 31
Percussion and Dance class
Later Event: April 7
Percussion and Dance class